Michael Burry, Of “The Big Short” , Is Now Betting Against the S&P 500 And Nasdaq-100

A well-known investor, Michael Burry, who gained fame for predicting the 2008 housing crash, is once again making bearish bets against the stock market.

According to securities filings released on Monday, Burry’s Scion Asset Management has purchased put options worth $739 million against the Invesco QQQ Trust ETF and has also hedged $886 million against the S&P 500.

  •  Put options are agreements to sell assets at a fixed price on or before a certain date and are usually used to indicate a defensive or pessimistic outlook on the market.

Although it may seem like Burry’s team has made a billion-dollar bet against the indexes, the actual amount paid for the options could be lower than what the filings reveal and may be part of a larger scheme with a longer-term goal.

Burry has been warning of a stock market crash for some time and has criticized the passive-investing boom, which he believes is driving stocks to dangerous highs.

Multiple experts warn of an impending market correction.

Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Mike Wilson, asserts that stock prices are becoming overpriced, despite his past outlook being too negative.

He remains steadfast in his prediction and firmly believes in the boom-bust thesis these Bill Gross, a well-known investor, supports Wilson’s sentiment and argues that a finance-based economy cannot thrive when low-risk investments yield more than high-risk investments.

Gross further predicts that a slowdown in government fiscal stimuli will inevitably slow the economy and lead to lower real GDP and inflation around 3%.


SPY Short (Sell)
Enter At: 431.87
T.P_1: 414.49
T.P_2: 385.76
T.P_3: 359.64
T.P_4: 323.07
T.P-5: 293.69
T.P_6: 263.78
T.P_7: 241.09
T.P_8: 215.40
S.L: 473.91


QQQ Short (Sell)
Enter At: 357.39
T.P_1: 335.79
T.P_2: 320.68
T.P_3: 302.32
T.P_4: 280.19
T.P-5: 253.21
T.P_6: 221.90
T.P_7: 187.36
T.P_8: 165.23
S.L: 399.99


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